Tim Sheehy is the CEO and Founder of Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) and Bridger Aerospace.
Somewhere around the world firefighters are gearing up to tackle a wildfire. To manage the rapid, unpredictable and destructive spread, firefighters are opting for sophisticated resources and innovative technology.
An example of the magnitude of wildfires is the Camp Fire, which broke out in Northern California in November 2018. This wildfire marked one of the United States’ deadliest wildfires on record. It engulfed 153,336 acres of land, destroyed 18,804 buildings and caused 85 fatalities. More recently, Australia was hit by a series of destructive bushfires that burned approximately 42 million acres of land. A total of 33 citizens died, including nine firefighters who risked their lives to tackle the blaze.
The scale and intensity of wildfires continue to amplify, threatening humans, wildlife, vital infrastructure and natural resources at unprecedented levels. Response and suppression methods